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August 23rd 2010

Strikeforce Houston in review: Poor refereeing marrs good fights

by David Bateman Refereeing decisions marred the weekend’s biggest MMA event, Strikeforce Houston: King Mo v Feijao. Two of the fights on the main card of the event were impacted by the sub-standard officiating on display. Bobby Lashley v Brad Griggs was the first to suffer.  With one minute remaining in the second round, referee Jon Schorle opted to stand...
August 23rd 2010

Sakara vs Rivera moved to UFC 122

Alessio Sakara and Jorge Rivera will meet on the UFC 122 show taking place in Germany, it was reported today. The fight was supposed to happen this weekend but was moved back to November because of an injury Rivera sustained in training.News of the move was reported by the Boston Herald today. Rivera lives and trains in the Boston area and the Herald has strong links...
August 23rd 2010

Vitor Belfort returns in November

Vitor Belfort has confirmed that he will be returning to the UFC cage for a November fight - but it won’t be for the middleweight title as Anderson Silva is out of action until early 2011.Belfort, who has been away from competition for several months after undergoing surgery on his shoulder, was originally supposed to be coming back from his layoff straight...
August 23rd 2010

Rampage lashes out at King Mo, beef continues

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson wasted no time in sending a message to Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal when he lost his Strikeforce light-heavyweight title on Saturday night - but it wasn’t one of commiseration.“@KingMO_GDP that's what u get 4 talking shit ,u nipple ring wearing bitch, now keep my name out Yo mouth before I crash u lil...
August 23rd 2010

BJ Penn thinks good showing by Toney will boost MMA

BJ Penn thinks that if James Toney does well against Randy Couture at UFC 118 this weekend, it will actually help rather than hinder the sport of mixed martial arts as a whole. Toney, who holds the IBA heavyweight boxing title, is making his MMA debut on Saturday night.Some fans think that a victory for Toney - or anything less than total domination o Couture’s...
August 22nd 2010

Jay Hieron released by Strikeforce; UFC bound?

Xtreme Couture welterweight Jay Hieron has been released from his contract with Strikeforce - and is apparently delighted.He posted two messages on Twitter to announced the news, the first being “I finally got my release from SF... Y'all know what I'm about to do!!!!!!!”That was followed by a second message: “I have been threw a lot of shit this...
August 22nd 2010

Strikeforce: Nick Diaz returns to action in November

Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz (170-pounds)will return to the cage on Saturday, October 9th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The event will be aired live on the Showtime network. Diaz will face an opponent to be named in the coming week while women’s welterweight champion Sarah Kaufman, who fights on the same card, will defend her title...
August 21st 2010

Antonio Silva expects Overeem next - but Fedor a possibility

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva is preparing for his next Strikeforce heavyweight fight, but doesn’t know if it will be Alistair Overeem or Fedor Emelianenko. Overeem seems the more likely, but Emelianenko has been linked with Silva this week and nobody knows what exactly Strikeforce’s next move will be."Strikeforce hasn't yet given us a definite...